National Young Farmers Coalition

National Young Farmers Coalition to address drought in D.C.

· June 11, 2018

With the Colorado River Basin facing yet another year of water scarcity, the National Young Farmers Coalition is bringing young farmers from impacted states to Washington, D.C. this week to advocate for farm bill programs that promote drought resilience and enable a new generation of farmers to grow the nation’s food supply. “These young farmers […]

National Young Farmers: STRESS Act says you’re not alone

· March 15, 2018

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) applauds the introduction of the bipartisan bill (HR 5259) that would provide critical resources for farmers experiencing emotional, physical, and financial distress. The STRESS Act, led by U.S. Reps. Tom Emmer (R-MN) and Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), would establish the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) to coordinate stress […]

New guidebook helps young farmers navigate FSA Loans

· January 16, 2018

The National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) today released Farm Service Agency Loans: the Ins and Outs of Growing a Farm with Federal Loans, an illustrated guidebook for farmers looking to secure credit from USDA. This is the first comprehensive plain language guide to FSA loans since before the introduction of the popular microloan in 2013. […]

NYFC survey: Land access No. 1 challenge for young farmers

· November 27, 2017

America’s next generation of young farmers expect to overcome major barriers to their success in agriculture, including access to land, but success will require deliberate policy change at all levels of government, according to the 2017 National Young Farmer Survey. The survey was conducted by the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) in partnership with Dr. […]

EatingWell magazine names NYFC Shute American Food Hero

· August 22, 2017

A shout out to Lindsey Lusher Shute, the Co-founder and Executive Director of the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC) for being an American Food Hero. Shute has been named one of EatingWell magazine’s top ten 2017 American Food Heroes for her work supporting young farmers. The magazine announced its inaugural list in its September/October edition. […]

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